American Education

ISBN-10: 0073378682

ISBN-13: 9780073378688

Edition: 14th 2010

Authors: Joel Spring

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List price: $120.00
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 3/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Joel Spring received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently a Professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His great-great-grandfather was the first Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory and his grandfather, Joel S. Spring, was a local district chief at the time Indian Territory became Oklahoma. He currently teaches at Queens College of the City University of New York.His major research interests are history of education, multicultural education, Native American culture, the politics of education, global education, and human rights education. He is the author of over twenty books and the most recent are How Educational Ideologies are Shaping Global Society; Education and the Rise of the Global Economy; The Universal Right to Education: Justification, Definition, and Guidelines; Globalization and Educational Rights; and Educating the Consumer Citizen: A History of the Marriage of Schools, Advertising, and Media.

A Guide with Chapter References to Discussions of no Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Preface
School and Society
The History and Goals of Public Schooling
Historical Goals of Schooling
The Political Goals of Schooling
The Social Goals of Schooling
The Economic Goals of Schooling
Human Capital and the Role of Business in American Education
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Education and Equality of Opportunity
The Relationship Between Schools and Equality of Opportunity
School Models for Equality of Opportunity
The Common-School Model
The Sorting-Machine Model
The High-Stakes Testing Model
Education and Income
The Bias of Labor Market Conditions on Educational Attainment, Income, and Gender
White Privilege: Race, Educational Attainment, and Income
The Asian Advantage: Race, Household Income, and Education
Social and Cultural Capital: Child-Rearing and Equality of Opportunity
Social and Cultural Capital: Preschool and Equality of Opportunity
Schooling: Why Are the Rich Getting Richer and the Poor Getting Poorer?
Rich and Poor School Districts
Social Class and At-Risk Students
Poverty Among School-Aged Children
The End of the American Dream: School Dropouts
Tracking and Ability Grouping
Social Reproduction
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Equality of Educational Opportunity: Race, Gender, and Special Needs
How Courts and the U.S. Census Bureau Have Defined Race
Equality of Educational Opportunity: Race, Courts, and Legislation
School Segregation Today
Second-Generation Segregation
The Struggle for Equal Education for Women
Students with Disabilities
Public Law 94-142: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Writing an IEP
Which Children Have Disabilities?
Inclusion
Inclusion and No Child Left Behind
An Inclusion Success Story
The Inclusion Debate
Commission on Excellence in Special Education
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Student Diversity
Global Migration and the Immigration Act of 1965
Mexican American Students and U.S. Schools
Asian American Students and U.S. Schools
Native American Students and U.S. Schools
Foreign-Born Population of the United States
The Changing Population of U.S. Schools
Educational Experiences of Immigrants to the United States
Languages of School-Age Children
Are U.S. Teachers Prepared for Language Diversity?
Immigration and the Social Construction of Racial Identity
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Multicultural and Multilingual Education
Cultural Differences in Knowing and Seeing the World
Biculturalism: Collectivist and Individualist Societies
The Difference Between Dominant, Dominated, and Immigrant Cultures
Dominated Cultures: John Ogbu
Empowerment Through Multicultural Education: James Banks, Sonia Nieto, and Critical Pedagogy
Empowerment Through Multicultural Education: Racism
Teaching About Racism
Empowerment Through Multicultural Education: Sexism
Educating for Economic Power: Lisa Delpit
Ethnocentric Education
Bilingual Education and English-Language Acquisition: No Child Left Behind
English Language Acquisition Act of 2001
Globalization: Language and Cultural Rights
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Power and Control in American Education
Local Control, Choice, Charter Schools, and Home Schooling
The Education Chair
School Boards
School Choice
National Public School Choice Plan: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Charter Schools
Are Charter Schools Failing?
For-Profit Companies and Charters
Charter Schools and For-Profit Global Education Corporations
Home Schooling
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Power and Control at State and National Levels: Political Party Platforms, High-Stakes Testing, and School Violence
Source of Federal Influence over Local School Policies
No Child Left Behind as Categorical Federal Aid
Increasing State Involvement in Schools
Federal and State Control Through High-Stakes Tests and Academic Standards
Consequences of Federal and State Control Through High-Stakes Testing
Federal and State Mandated Tests and Equality of Opportunity
Problems in Federal Control: Testing Students with Disabilities and English-Language Learners
Does Federally Mandated High-Stakes Testing Work?
Does Federal Testing Policy Promote Unethical Behavior
The Federal Government Decides the Reading War: No Child Left Behind
A Case Study: Student Violence and Federal Action
What Should Be the Federal Role in Education? Republican and Democratic Platforms 2008
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
The Profession of Teaching
The Changing Roles of American Teachers
No Child Left Behind: Highly Qualified Teachers
The Rewards of Teaching
Working Conditions
Teacher Turnover
Teachers' Unions and Teacher Politics
Differences Between the Two Unions
A Brief History of the National Education Association (NEA)
A Brief History of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Should Teachers Strike?
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Textbooks, Curriculum, E-Learning, Cyber Bullying, and Global Models of Curriculum and Instruction
Censorship Issues
Textbooks
Curricular Standards and the Political Nature of Knowledge
Censorship of the Internet and E-Learning
Cyber Bullying
Conflicting Curriculum Goals
The Global Models of Curriculum and Instruction
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
The Courts and the Schools
Drug Testing of Students
Students' Free Speech Rights
Gays, Boy Scouts, and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
Students' Access to Books
Student Suspensions
Do School Authorities Have the Right to Paddle Children?
Compulsion and Religion
Vouchers and Religious Schools
Child-Benefit Theory
Can States Regulate Private Schools?
Religion and State School Requirements
School Prayer, Bible Reading, and Meditation
Student Prayers
School Prayer and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Secular Humanism and the Religion of Public Schools
Evolution and Creationism
Parents' Rights
Teachers' Rights
Teachers' Liability
Teachers' Private Lives
The Language of the Schools
School Finances
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Credits
Index
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